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obama versus the liberal media. it is true, this is a battle going on today. and the most heart warming photo of the day, a marine comes to the rescue of a 9-year-old boy. we're going to tell you what happened in tonight's shout out. >>> our third story out front, russia's crack down on gays. there's been a lot of international pressure on this, but they said today that the country isn't bowing to it. they will not suspend anti-gay laws during the olympics. anyone that goes to the olympics sochi could be arrested and deported if they're gay. >> speed skater trains in his event physically and mentally. the only gay athlete known to be planning to compete in the games. >> i would say i'm a little bit worried. >> reporter: not afraid despite the risk. he is well aware of russia's intolerance of gays and lesbians. and they find any people who express any support of gays. the police have the power to arrest anyone who appears to be spreading, quote, prop began that of nontraditional relations." russias supports minister and a prominent lawmaker say the new law will be enforced. >> what kind
>>> next, breaking news. president obama in his own words on his plans for syria. what he means by consequences for the assad regime. >>> a montana man quicked of raping his 14-year-old student, how could a judge only sentence him to 30 days in prison? an exclusive interview tonight with the victim's mother. >>> and four famous words, i have a dream. dr. martin luther king's vision 50 years later. has the dream come true? let's go outfront. >>> i'm jessica yellin in for erin burnett. outfront tonight breaking news. making the case for war. president obama directly addressed the possibility of a strike against syria just moments ago in an interview with pbs' the news hour. >> we have not yet made a decision but the international norm against the use of chemical weapons needs to be kept in place. and nobody disputes or hardly anybody disputes that chemical weapons were used on a large scale in syria against civilian populations. we have looked at all of the evidence and we do not believe the opposition possessed nuclear weapons or chemical weapons of that sort. we do not believe t
today is real and it is compelling. president obama believes there must be accountability for those who would use the world's most heinous weapons against the world's most vulnerable people. >> so what's the reaction from syria? cnn's fred pleitgen has rare, inside access to damascus and cnn is the only western television network in damascus right now. hi, fred. tell us, quhas the reaction from the ground there? >> reporter: hi, jessica. you know, the syrian government hi, fred. tell us, quhas the reaction from the ground there? >> reporter: hi, jessica. you know, the syrian government hasn't put out statements after kerry's speech but they're reacting and you can certainly see they're at least hearing the message. when's going on is the foreign minister of the country called for a press conference for tomorrow 1:00 p.m. local time and you can see the government reacting. president bashar al assad said in a russian newspaper it was ludicrous to assume that the forces would have used chemical lines on the front lines saying they would have gassed themselves. the u.s. isn't buying that. o
hours. that is if an it's a big "if" the president orders military action. today, the obama administration laid out its case for retaliation because it says the syrian government did, in fact, use chemical weapons against its own people. >> anyone who could claiming that an attack of this staggering scale could be contrived or fabricated, needs to check their conscience and their own moral compass. what's before us today is real and it is compelling. president obama believes that there must be accountability for those who would use the world's most heinous weapons against the world's most vulnerable people. >> so what's the reaction from syria? cnn's fred had rare, inside access to damascus and cnn is the only western television network in damascus now. fred, tell us what's the reaction from the ground there? >> reporter: hi, jessica. the syrian government hadn't put out statements after kerry's speech but they are reacting and you can certainly see they're at least hearing the message. what's going on is the foreign minister of the country has called for awe press conferenc
" tonight, president obama makes his case for war. >> today we released our unclassified assessment detailing with high confidence that the syrian regime carried out a chemical weapons attack that killed well over 1,000 people including hundreds of children. this follows the horrific images that shocked us all. >> cnn has obtained new images the aftermath of another alleged chemical weapons attack in syria. and we want to warn you the video is very disturbing. seven people died and dozens were injured in the alleged attack on a school in northern syria. a doctor at a local hospital said, quote, it's like they used chemicals like napalm or something. many of the victims were covered in burns. cnn has not been able to independently confirm what happened there. cnn's senior white house correspondent jim acosta joins us now with all the latest from there. hi, jim. i know you've been working the story furiously. today the administration released its declassified intelligence assessment, its case for an attack, so what is the president's evidence? >> reporter: well, jessica, i can tell yo
plane. >>> at least 278 dead in cairo tonight. the obama administration still says what happened there is not a coup. are they dead wrong about the egypt. >>> and the 16-year-old girl abducted by her father's friend gives a surprising interview online. how she says he was able to kill her mother and brother without her knowing. let's go outfront. >>> good evening. i'm erin burnett. we begin with the developing story. new details on the ups cargo plane that crashed near the birmingham airport. we know the plane broke to pieces, as you can see. it was an inferno. both pilots on board lost their lives and officials have not yet been able to recover the plane's black box. at this hour that wreckage is still burning. what is the latest on the ground that you know? >> reporter: the people living around this airport have gotten used to living with jet noise. what woke them up this morning is something they will never forget. the broken and burnt wreckage of the cargo plane sits in an open field a half mile from a neighborhood. nearby broken trees and power lines show how close the jet c
begin with breaking news. dozens more killed in egypt tonight. pressure building on the obama administration. the death toll this week is nearly 700, almost as many as the number killed during the entire arab spring revolution in egypt. there's no sign of calm. thousands of protesters defied a government-imposed curfew tonight. so, what does the u.s.' closest all ally, israel, do to keep pumping aid into cairo? john king "outfront" tonight. israel wants them to keep sending the $1.3 billion aid to egypt. israel believe aids will keep radical islamists from taking control. but some people are asking, is israel calling the shots on what president obama is doing? >> calling the shots, erin, the administration would say no, but does israel get a big voice in this? of course, they do. this is the biggest u.s. ally in the region. this is part of the conversation. leading voices even senator mk say i mccain saying we might have to cut the aid. nobody can answer the question what does egypt's future look like. if you are israel, this is the devil you know. since you've had the peace a
? >>> and the obama administration says it will not interfere with the state laws that legalize marijuana. is this a step toward legalizing weed nationwide? >>> plus, a major development in a story we have been following. a montana teacher sentenced to only 30 days in prison for raping his teenage student. will there be an appeal? >>> let's go "outfront." >>> i'm jessica yellin in for erin burnett. "outfront" tonight breaking news a senior u.s. official tells cnn's jim acosta that the u.s. could go it alone in syria after our closest ally votes against taking action. british lawmakers just voted down a proposal to strike syria. britain's prime minister says he will not go against parliament. here at home right now, top lawmakers are being briefed by the white house. the president's top national security officials are making their case against the syrian regime. will the administration be able to win enough support? our chief congressional correspondent dana bash is in washington. hi, dana. i know you have been working your sources all day. it looks from here like the mood in washington re
as the drumbeat to war with syria gets louder. wall street suffered its worst day since june as the obama administration clearly laid the groundwork for a possible military strike on syria. >> there's no doubt who is responsible for this heinous use of chemical weapons in syria. the syrian regime. the president believes and i believe that those who use chemical weapons against defenseless men, women and children should and must be held accountable. >> market analyst todd schoenberger is "outfront" with us tonight. thank you for being here. how much of this market drop had to do with what you heard from the vice president and the president and the administration about oil in the region? >> quite a bit because it's a grave concern for everybody at wall street. it was top of mind when we heard about it from biden but now when we're hearing about the war drums that are beating today and we can only anticipate that president obama will be making a decision, probably by tomorrow and even by thursday, clearly there's a lot of uncertainty tonight on wall street. >> looking ahead how high do you t
. >> covering that trial for us outfront. >>> is al qaeda really on the run? today president obama seemed a little unsure. >> al qaeda's top ranks have been hammered. but core of al qaeda in afghanistan and pakistan is on the way to defeat. al qaeda affiliates and like minded extremists still threaten our homeland, still threaten our diplomatic facilities. >> so does it really lessen the threat if the core has been hammered but affiliates have spread and actively plot against the united states? it is hard to know. one thing we know is the obama administration just stepped up the use of drones to kill terrorists. just how effective are they? barbara starr with an investigation. >> reporter: within hours of learning al qaeda in yemen was planning a major attack president obama increased drone operations in a frantic effort to find the terrorists. operations have been cut back but now the gloves were off as senior administration official tells cnn. national security trumped everything else. in the last week and a half five drone attacks over yemen. about one-third of all attacks so far all t
. we have a major development to tell you about. and president obama breaks his silence on edward snowden. what he really thinks about the nsa leaker. and inside the mind of a killer. a man admits to killing his wife and then posting a photo of her body on facebook. why? let's go "outfront." >>> good evening, everyone. i'm erin burnett outfront on this friday. a crucial sighting, a major break in the nationwide manhunt for suspected murderer, james dimaggio. horseback riders said they saw two people who lacked like dimaggio and hanna anderson on wednesday. >> they did seem to think the two of them were out of place in that area with the light camping equipment they had. it is very rugged terrain, but the people on horseback, the four individuals, were out in that area. they thought it was just unique that they ran across them up there. >> now, police today are telling cnn, they found dimaggio's car, this is crucial, in the river of no return wilderness area, near cascade, ohio. that is about 70 miles northeast of the capital of idaho, boise. it's a manhunt tonight. the fbi and loc
, you know, chris, manning's attorney says he's going to ask president obama for a presidential pardon next week. they've been trying to use this whole gender identification issue as something that might help them in that regard. how likely is it the president will consider it? >> reporter: not likely at all. you know, a presidential pardon is the highest form of clemency and it really signifies a forgiveness of the crime. the obama administration has gone after whistle-blowers vigorously. the military prosecutors wanted to put manning away for 60 years, try to convict him on aiding the enemy and to grant a pardon at this point would simply really be wasting the millions of dollars that it cost to put on this trial. >> all right. thank you very much, chris lawrence. >>> and news now on a major terror trial that we've been following the fate of nadal hasan, the army psychiatrist accused of murdering 13 people in a shooting rampage nearly three years ago is tonight formally and finally at long last in the hands of the military jury. hasan represented himself in the case, although, you wo
charged with a crime. >> the white house is reconsidering whether president obama will meet one on one with president putin next month. some in congress are calling for a stronger response. in the meantime, there are reports that snowden is getting job offers. lon snowden and his attorney bruce fein join me now. when you heard the news today, what went through your mind? >> i was surprised. i didn't expected, but i was thankful. it's a positive step, but it's simply one more step of many. we have work to do here on u.s. soil. we being folks who are concerned about these surveillance, the unconstitutional surveillance programs, and that is really where my focus is at the current time. >> there's obviously the larger issue that you're now concerned about, and also very personal issue of your son and his future. have you spoken to him? do you have any idea where he's gone? do you hope to go there? >> i have not spoken directly to my son, and i don't intend to do so until the appropriate time. and i believe that's going to be in some time. we have communicated through intermediaries, and i
, with thousands freed. and it has put the obama administration on high alert. those breaks have been linked to the americans' decision to close embassies around the world. pentagon correspondent barbara starr is "outfront." >> reporter: it's the year of the jailbreak for al qaeda and nasr al wuhayshi couldn't be more pleased. the man who triggered the current terror alert and the leader of al qaeda in the arabian peninsula, aqap, wants to see more. saying in a new message, "imprisonment will not be for long and shackles will not remain." >> the fact that the leader of al qaeda in yemen is calling for additional prison breaks, i mean that, i think that has to be taken seriously. >> reporter: wuhayshi has plenty of precedent. july 23rd, iraq. al qaeda claimed responsibility for two prison breaks that freed more than 500, including some senior al qaeda operatives. the u.s. believes some are behind dozens of attacks across iraq in recent days. july 26th, benghazi, libya. a prison break frees about 1,200 inmates. and on july 30th in pakistan, gunmen attacked a jail, allowing about 200 inmates to
the nsa for this one. >>> and president obama's latest decision sparking massive controversy. this is an issue dividing america. we have a very important report. >>> and tonight's shout out, another video out of russia. can you imagine these people hanging out. they don't seem to be looking. this is the world's largest military hover craft landing on a packed sea. no one was injured. this wasn't supposed to happen. the defense official told a local newspaper the ship was performing a drill on a beach owned by the military. shout out to the beach goers on a beach owned by the military. we'll be back. ♪ norfolk southern what's your function? ♪ ♪ hooking up the country helping business run ♪ ♪ trains! they haul everything, safely and on time. ♪ tracks! they connect the factories built along the lines. and that means jobs, lots of people, making lots and lots of things. let's get your business rolling now, everybody sing. ♪ norfolk southern what's your function? ♪ ♪ helping this big country move ahead as one ♪ ♪ norfolk southern how's that function? ♪ i pu
aid that america forks over to egypt each and every single year. but the obama administration said today it hasn't made its final decision on aid and its review the situation is still, quote, ongoing. one incredibly powerful group wants to keep the money flow to go egypt. everything is resting on that for them. chris lawrence has the "outfront" investigation. >> reporter: the obama administration could say enough's enough. and cut aid to egypt. but some american companies want to keep that money flowing because they are the ones cashing in. >> you're buying u.s. equipment from u.s. contractors. >> reporter: the u.s. doesn't cut a check to egypt. it deposits the aid in an account at the federal reserve bank. that money pays american defense contractors to build the weapons and parts for egypt. that includes $400 million to general dynamics for tank kits. and $2.5 billion to lockheed for f-16s. big companies got these contracts in part by sending legions of lobbyists to capitol hill. they reminded lawmakers that if they can't build weapons for egypt, all those small town suppliers fr
for the u.s. economy. >>> the sixth story "outfront" you are being watched. the obama administration, of course, has been on the defensive to say the least over its spy agencies collecting information on us. but it is not only the government that is keeping tabs on you. not even close. every single time you go on the internet and you search, a wealth of information about you, your family, and, yes, your most personal, personal details are being collected and sold. tom foreman with the first of a series of an "outfront" investigation. >> reporter: worth more than the company that produced the "star wars" films, more than mcdonald's makes in a year, even more than ferrari, that is how valuable internet advertising has become. raking in well over $30 billion annually, spurring a gold rush among companies for information about you. >> just in the last couple years you've seen a real explosion in sophistication of tracking and targeting technologies. >> reporter: jason brookman is with the center for democracy and technology. so let's talk about how this works. imagine there's a couple th
the plunge. >>> plus, president obama calls for an end to the violence in egypt, but is he doing anywhere near enough? >>> and the latest from the hannah anderson investigation, she's set to make her first public appearance since the abduction any minute. that will happen this hour. we'll go there. let's go "outfront." >>> good evening, everyone, i'm erin burnett, and "outfront" we begin with the breaking news of the dow dropping, nearly 350 points in the last 48 hours. the biggest selloff for stocks in nearly two months. the president of bianco research joins me. what is calls this? you have companies really big, important ones like walmart saying we're worried, things aren't as good as we thought? at the same time some economic data on jobs seems to be better than what people thought. so what's the problem? >> that is the problem. it's a conflict that wall street is trying to struggle with. it all comes back to the federal reserve and whether or not the stimulus that the federal reserve has been giving us through quantitative ceasing will continue. they were worried about the claims of
by the daily beast. you'll recall it was that meeting of al qaeda leaders that prompted the obama administration to issue an unprecedented terror alert ordering the closing of nearly two dozen american embassies in the mideast and north africa. josh roggen is the reporter that broke the story. josh, let me start with this, when you hear the word courier and al qaeda you think of the capture of osama bin laden, a physical courier driving the car that they were able to follow, so we've heard about this before. but this is an electronic trail, that's how they were able to find this. how do they do it? >> so, here's what happened, after a seven-hour internet conference between all of these leaders, the details of that conference, the minutes of it, were given to this courier and he then took it and tried to send it around to a greater distribution list inside the al qaeda community. when he did that, he made some mistakes in his open ratiration security and they were able to catch the mistakes and track him and with the help of the yemeni authorities pick him up and capture him and wh
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